SUNNYVALE, Calif. — PalmSource, Inc., provider of Palm OS, a leading operating system powering next generation phones and mobile devices, today announced that Andre Dahan has been named to the PalmSource board of directors.
Dahan, 56, has more than 30 years of leadership experience in the information technology industry. Most recently, Dahan served as president and CEO of AT&T Wireless’ (now Cingular) mobile multimedia services group. Prior to AT&T Wireless, Dahan held executive positions with Teradata Corporation (later acquired by NCR), Dun & Bradstreet, and Sequent Computer Systems. He began his career as a database architect with the Israeli government and held a variety of technical positions with IBM and S.E. Qual, an information technology-consulting firm. Dahan graduated from the Hadassa-Jerusalem Institute of Technology, with a degree in software.
“Andre’s extensive experience in both the wireless and IT industries are a great fit for the Company as we continue to make progress in our plan to transform PalmSource into a broad-based software provider for all mobile devices,” said David Nagel, president and CEO of PalmSource.
Dahan joins PalmSource board members P. Howard Edelstein, Robert J. Finocchio, Jean-Louis F. Gassee, William Keever, David Nagel, Betsy Rafel and John B. Shoven, Ph.D.
PalmSource, Inc. is the company behind Palm OS, a leading operating system powering mobile information devices. Approximately 38 million Palm Powered handhelds and smartphones have been sold to date worldwide. Industry leaders Aceeca, AlphaSmart, Fossil, Garmin, GSL, Kyocera, Lenovo, palmOne, QTech, Samsung, Sony, Symbol Technologies, and Tapwave license Palm OS to create diverse mobile devices that meet unique customer needs. Palm OS has given rise to a large community of users, enterprises, developers and manufacturers, who together make up the Palm Powered Economy. More information about PalmSource is available at www.palmsource.com.